Category Archives: Spoonbill

Avoiding The Crowd

For about a half hour before this Spoonbill were flying all around, joining different groups, in general pretty busy.

And then these two casually walked away from all the activity.

Avoiding The Crowd
Avoiding The Crowd

At the time it was funny that rather than fly they went for a casual stroll.

Avoiding The Crowd
Avoiding The Crowd

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Roseate Spoonbill Sifting Water For Food

Spoonbills like to walk along and sift through marshes muddy water and  bottom during feeding.

The big ‘Spoon’ is a handy tool.

Roseate Spoonbill Sifting Water For Food
Roseate Spoonbill Sifting Water For Food
Roseate Spoonbill Sifting Water For Food
Roseate Spoonbill Sifting Water For Food

They can gather up too much mud and water, so the big spit is part of their routine.

Roseate Spoonbill Sifting Water For Food
Roseate Spoonbill Sifting Water For Food

Donnelly, South Carolina.

Plenty Of Pink

Two photographs taken of a Spoonbill joining a flock.

Plenty Of Pink
Plenty Of Pink

There were three flocks on this long open marsh. Basically one on each end with the third in the middle. Birds flew back and forth between the different groups.

Plenty Of Pink
Plenty Of Pink

I captured many small sequences of Spoonbill flights that morning while walking along a dike.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.